The coastal science educational virtual appliance (CSEVA)

Justin R. Davis, Vladimir A. Paramygin, Renato J. Figueiredo, Y. Peter Sheng, Chrysafis Vogiatzis, Panos M. Pardalos

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The Coastal Science Educational Virtual Appliance (CSEVA) is a unique tool designed to support interdisciplinary coastal science education and outreach activities, enabling active, hands-on, numerical modeling experiments by researchers, stakeholders, and the general public. The CSEVA is a significant advancement over the prior Grid Appliance (GA)-based coastal science applications, as it integrates formerly independent appliances, the CI-TEAM, SCOOP, and MTEVA, into a single system. These applications span a wide variety of coastal science applications (conservative tracer release, storm surge and inundation, and transportation network assignment, respectively) and their integration greatly enhances the user experience in a variety of ways: less local storage requirements, easier to install, and linked application tools. In addition, the MTEVA application has been enhanced to include a simple idealized transportation network in northeast Florida being impacted by a hypothetical Katrina-like storm under various sea level rise scenarios as well as several new deterministic network assignment models. Finally, to facilitate even wider adoption of the CSEVA, a «Live» DVD/USB version of the GA has been developed. This version is much easier to use, as it does not require any software to be installed locally; the GA is bootable directly off a DVD/USB device. The CSEVA, along with corresponding documentation and tutorials, is publically available on the Internet at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEstuarine and Coastal Modeling - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 2011 - St. Augustine, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2011Nov 9 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling


Conference12th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Augustine, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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